Tiffany Shlain has 20 Million Views on AOL for New Web Video Series

Filmmaker Tiffany Shlain,  who is known as the creator of the Webby Awards, is finding large audience for her Web series called  “The Future Starts Here,” with some 20 million views over the three months since it launched. We spoke with her at CES earlier this month about her show and its surprising success.  


HUGE Day for Web Video as VICE Gets Valued at $1.4 Billion, Report

VICE, the fast-growing edgy news/entertainment/lifestyle video producer and syndicator of Web original video has taken a $70 million investment from 20th Century Fox which puts the valuation of the Brooklyn-based company at a whopping $1.4 billion, according to a report in the Financial Times. The FT expects a deal to be announced today, Monday. In […]


HLG Studios’ Yuri Baranovsky on Distribution: “Sticking to just YouTube isn’t the best option”

ANAHEIM — Today’s video creators have a wide variety of options when it comes to distributing their videos, from YouTube and Vimeo to, Hulu, Dailymotion, and beyond, yet many content creators are using YouTube alone. Yuri Baranovsky, co-founder of Happy Little Guillotine Studios, says “sticking to just YouTube isn’t the best option.” We spoke […]


Big Frame’s Sarah Penna On The Role of Multi-Channel Networks

ANAHEIM — One of the biggest themes at VidCon this year was Multi-Channel Networks (MCNs), like Maker Studios, Fullscreen, Machinima, Revision3 and others, and their role in the YouTube ecosystem. We spoke with Sarah Penna, Co-founder and Chief Creative Officer of media company and MCN Big Frame to find out more about these networks in […]


Outbrain COO: Titles And Thumbnails Essential For Effective Content Sharing

The title and thumbnail accompanying online content plays an impertative role in how effectively it shared on the social media space, says the content recommendation firm, Outbrain's COO, David Sasson, in this interview with Beet.TV


Blip Launches Digital Studio, Partners With Creators On Original Web Series

ANAHEIM, CA –Thursday at VidCon, announced that they will start producing their own original content with the launch of Blip Studios.


Discovery’s Digital Chief: Online To Shape TV Content

Discovery Communications’ burgeoning digital content will soon shape some of the organization’s TV franchises, in terms of content, says its Chief Digital Officer, JB Perrette, in this video interview with Beet.TV


Ovation Selects Kaltura For Video Management And Distribution

Multi-platform arts video network Ovation, announced Kaltura as its video management and distribution platform.


Web Studio DBG Launches “Hipper HGTV” on YouTube

DBG, the New York/LA-based Web video production and syndication company, has launched a highly produced home design show called "Spaces" on YouTube. 


Felicia Day Launches New YouTube Channel with Six Series

Online video superstar Felicia Day launched a new YouTube channel today called “Geek and Sundry” billed as the “very best of indie geek culture” that rolls out with several new original series. Beet.TV first caught up with Day in January at CES where she gave us the early details on the new project.


“TV Everywhere” Data Finds Consumers Watch Full Online Video Ad Load

Consumers will tolerate more ads and stay tuned into online TV when networks up the ad load, according to data I came across during my reporting on Comcast’s TV Everywhere initiative.


CBS Interactive’s CHOW Finds Appetite for 30 Second Food Videos

SAN FRANCISCO – Jane Goldman, editor in chief of CHOW, the CBS Interactive food site, is finding success with instructional videos as short as 30 seconds.


The Guild Inks Deals on iTunes & Netflix, Web TV Academy Develops Standards

To lure more ad dollars and improve the quality of Web TV shows, the International Academy of Web Television is developing a set of best practices for Web TV creators, Beet.TV has learned.


Revision3 Add Sponsors, Double Views, Looks for New Hires

Online video network Revision3 is hiring, adding new advertisers, and charting a course toward profitability by year end, the company’s CEO Jim Louderback told me during an interview at the NATPE conference in Las Vegas.


USA Net Goes Online With Digital Games for “Burn Notice” and “White Collar”

LAS VEGAS — As one of the top-rated cable networks, USA continues to bet heavily on digital extensions to grow and nurture audiences for its programs, said the network’s digital strategy VP Jesse Redniss., Broadcast Networks Plan Web Series for Some Fall Shows

CBS-owned plans to launch its first original Web series this month with a weekly recap of prime-time programming, the New Media Minute has learned. The show will be hosted by Web veteran Julie Alexandria. The show will include clips, commentary, and an interactive poll.


Kimberly-Clark Bets on Web Video in 10-Part Series

The consumer packaged goods giant Kimberly-Clark recently launched a 10-episode Web series on green home improvement tips sponsored by Scott's Natural.


IFC Developing Web Originals

Rainbow Media’s plans to introduce an original Web series each month from July through November, the company told Beet.TV.


Online Wine Star Gary Vaynerchuk Shares Valentine’s Tips on The Today Show

We were excited to see Gary Vaynerchuk, the host of Wine Library TV, reveal the best wine's for Valentine's Day love on The Today Show this morning.


Next New Networks Has 300 Million Views in 2008, Plans To Announce More New Shows This Year

Next New Networks received 300 million video views in 2008–three times more than in 2007, CEO Lance Podell told me at the AlwaysOn conference last week. We're betting Obama Girl helped boost those numbers quite a bit,

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